Division of Parking Management

Montgomery County Department of Transportation

Division of Parking Management


Public Parking Lot No. 43
8009 Woodmont Avenue
Bethesda, Maryland

Montgomery County, Maryland, through this Request for Development Proposals (“RFDP”), seeks creative, viable development proposals from qualified teams for a mixed-use retail and residential development or for office space on County-owned property located at 8009 Woodmont Avenue, Bethesda, Maryland (“Lot 43” or the “Site”). Lot 43 is approximately 12,500 square foot site in size and is currently improved as a surface parking lot. If the Site is developed as a mixed-use retail and residential development, the County is seeking to include residential housing with a minimum of 20% of the units affordable to households whose income levels are no greater than 60% of the area median income for the Washington Metropolitan Statistical Area (“AMI”). The proposed development, whether mixed-use or office, must meet the parking requirements of Chapter 59 of the Montgomery County Code (“Code”) without relying on the parking provided in the area by the Bethesda Parking Lot District (“Bethesda PLD”) to meet the proposed development’s parking requirements.

The County is seeking development proposals for the Site that, through the fee simple sale or long term ground lease of the Site, will achieve at least the following objectives:

  1. Quality of Life. The County seeks to utilize County assets to advance the quality of life for its residents by increasing the housing stock in Bethesda, especially the number of affordable housing units, without further burdening the parking stock.

  2. Parking Requirements. The County seeks to develop the Site singularly or as part of an assemblage of properties as a mixed-use development with retail space and residential units or as office space ("proposed development"). The proposed development, once completed, must meet the minimum parking requirements of Chapter 59 of the Code without relying upon the parking spaces provided by the Bethesda PLD. The proposed development must not place any additional parking burden on the Bethesda PLD. The County does not wish to participate in the proposed development by either owning or operating public parking as part of the proposed development.

  3. Consideration. As required under Chapter 60 of the Code, the County must receive fair market value for Lot 43, which will be established by an independent appraisal for the highest and best use of the Site.

  4. Affordable Housing Requirements. If the proposed development for the Site is a mixed-use development with a residential component, at least 20% of the residential units in the proposed development must be affordable to households whose income does not exceed 60% of AMI.

Division of Parking Management
100 Edison Park Dr., 4th Floor
Gaithersburg, MD 20878
Office: 240-777-8740

Xavius da Silva - Thompson Chief, Administrative Services Section

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Process Timeline
RFDP Release October 1, 2014
Pre-Submission Meeting (Optional) October 15, 2014 at 3:00 P.M.
Deadline for Questions October 24, 2014 at 4:00 P.M.
Proposals Due October 31, 2014 at 4:00 P.M